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Iran Grants Iranian-American Prisoner 4 Days Of Sick Leave

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 4:02am

Businessman Baquer Namazi, held in an Iranian prison for nearly a year, was released for 4 days due to poor health. Steve Inskeep talks to his son Babak about whether his father will be forced back.

Putin Critic Arrested In Presidential Election Protests

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 4:02am

Russia protesters demonstrated Sunday against the upcoming presidential election that they say is rigged in President Putin's favor. Police detained the opposition leader who sparked the protests.

The Future Of Benefits: A New York Program Might Provide A Model

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 4:01am

The Black Car Fund provides workers' compensation and other benefits for 125,000 taxi, Lyft and other drivers. It may offer a template for establishing benefits for the growing freelance workforce.

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Alleged Link Between NRA And Russia Becomes Fodder For The Left

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 4:00am

A liberal group is asking the Federal Election Commission to investigate whether the powerful gun rights group took contributions from Russians with ties to the Kremlin.

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Jamila Woods: Tiny Desk Concert

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 4:00am

In three songs celebrating black ancestry and self-love, Woods demonstrated just how adept she is at creating songs rich with philosophical meaning that also move and groove.

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Military Victory But Political Defeat: The Tet Offensive 50 Years Later

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 4:00am

In 1968, when U.S. officials were claiming the Vietnam War was nearly won, North Vietnam and the Viet Cong launched a devastating attack during the Tet holiday. It was a turning point in the war.

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Got Your Flu Shot Yet? Consider This A Reminder

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 4:00am

A research review suggests reminding people when their vaccinations are due or overdue increases the number of people who get immunized.

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Top 'LA Times' Editor Pushed Out Amid Newsroom Unrest

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 2:17am

In a major shakeup, Lewis D'Vorkin steps down as editor in chief of the newspaper. He will be replaced by veteran Chicago journalist Jim Kirk.

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3 Dead In Attack On Army Garrison In Kabul Claimed By ISIS

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 11:46pm

The attack occurred near the city's Marshal Fahim military academy. It is the fourth major attack by militants in little more than a week.

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Bruno Mars Sweeps Major The Categories At 2018 Grammy Awards

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 11:35pm

The night, which might been a fight for supremacy between Kendrick Lamar and Jay Z, ended up being a coronation for Bruno Mars, who won Album, Song and Record of the Year.

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Bruno Mars Sweeps Major Categories At 2018 Grammy Awards

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 11:35pm

The night, which might have been a fight for supremacy between Kendrick Lamar and Jay Z, ended up being a coronation for Bruno Mars, who won Album, Song and Record of the Year.

(Image credit: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

Why U.N. Peacekeepers' Job Has Become More Dangerous In The Past 5 Years

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 9:30pm

Last year saw the highest number of deaths of United Nations peacekeepers since 1994. Former U.N. peacekeeper Conor Foley says "the line between peacekeeping and war-fighting is getting very blurred."

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Mort Walker, The Man Behind 'Beetle Bailey' Comic Strip, Dies At 94

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 7:23pm

Walker's comic strip skyrocketed in popularity when he transformed the setting to a military operation in the early 1950s to coincide with the Korean War.

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Live Blog: 2018 Grammy Awards

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 6:42pm

Live updates and reactions to all the awards and performances taking place during the telecast of the 60th annual Grammy Awards.

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2018 Grammy Awards: The Full List Of Winners

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 6:30pm

All the trophies given out at the 60th annual Grammy Awards, updated live throughout the show.

In Reversal, EPA Suspends Alaska Mining Project To Preserve Watershed Protections

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 6:23pm

In a surprise announcement, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said the agency will not rescind protections imposed in 2014, based on assessments the mine would cause significant harm to the watershed.

(Image credit: Handout from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency via Reuters)

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